International club

By Chloe Hall — International Club, now known as World Language Club, will be continuing this school year starting Oct. 20. The first meeting will be held in the GlenOak High School commons from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

“It’s always an exciting and entertaining time. I love learning about a country’s culture and seeing the different traditions they value,” World Language Club secretary Anna Grunder said.

The club will also continue to bring in dancing instructors from different cultures to give the students dance lessons. In December, the club holds a dinner where everyone brings a different type of dish and after watches a performance by the Greek dancers from St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church.

“Bringing in the dancers is the most exciting part of the club because dancing is such a significant part of culture and language,” adviser Señora Cerrezuela said.

The diversity of the students in the school contributes to the customs and cultures that are studied in World Language Club.

“The club is made up of students taking Spanish, German and the students in French Club. This combination creates a unique diversity of other cultures. At each of our meetings, not only are we able to learn about the traditions and cultures that come with these languages, but we also have the chance to learn and participate in traditional activities of cultures and countries all over the world,” Grunder said.

The World Language Club is a way to interact with other students and learn at the same time.

“The most important thing about the club is that it’s a way to meet new people, there’s dances and food, and it’s a relaxed way of learning about culture and different languages,” Cerrezuela said.

In May, the club gets together and goes out to eat at El Campesino and the Spanish students have to order in Spanish. Eating at a Spanish restaurant is another way of studying their culture.

“It’s a fun time but also very sad because it’s the last time I get to see the seniors,” Cerrezuela said.

[Updated Aug. 7, 2017: This article has been reformatted for consistency.]